King Charles in Private Clinic for Prostate Treatment

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King Charles has been admitted to hospital for treatment for an enlarged prostate, says Buckingham Palace.

The procedure will be carried out at the London Clinic private hospital, where Catherine, the Princess of Wales had surgery last week.

It is understood that the King visited his daughter-in-law in the hospital on Friday morning, ahead of his own scheduled treatment.

It is not yet known how long King Charles will remain in hospital.

King Charles had made his health problem public as a way of sending a message to other men to get their prostates checked.

Following the disclosure, the NHS website saw a surge in searches about enlarged prostates, an interest welcomed by doctors and charities.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said the King was “delighted to learn that his diagnosis is having a positive impact on public health awareness”.

He also thanked those who had “sent their good wishes”.

The plan for King Charles, aged 75, to have “corrective procedure” for his enlarged prostate was revealed by the palace last week.

A benign prostate problem, which is non-cancerous, is common in men over 50 and is not usually a serious condition, according to the NHS.

Around one in three men over the age of 50 will have some symptoms of an enlarged prostate, which is a gland that sits just below the bladder.

The King will be treated in the same hospital where last week his daughter-in-law Catherine had “abdominal surgery”.

When she leaves the hospital it is expected that she will spend several months recuperating at home in Windsor.

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